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Tynesides very own 'Hermann Tilke' (F1 circuit designer) Paul Fletcher; friend and Tyneside club chairman, has been filling in some spare time over here at Forest Hall recently. The lad has literally worked like a trooper and created yet another masterpiece of routed slot car track craftsmanship.

Paul (now known as 'never again Paul') stepped courageously into uncharted track building waters following my request to have a track with gradients and bridges. He surpassed the challenge with flying colours and I am now indebted to him for life...

























Construction now complete; the next phase is to paint the track and barriers.

Cheers Paul.

Dave
 

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Looks rather wonderfull Dave, very jealous of your man cave!

What is the plan for the surface paint? Sandtex or polyurethane garage style paint?

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Jon
 

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great track Dave, looking forward to watch it develop and come to life.

Anorak alert! I've got the same garage doors as you, but mine in need of a serious refurb. They were installed in 1949, I think. Yours look a lot newer!
 

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Hi Dave,

Nice track you have there. Plenty of room for scenary in the in-field.

With the cross over section did you use a corregated cardboard or have you used a backing of 3mm MDD or similar?

Look forward to the progress reports.

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Many thanks for all your comments. The cross over section is finished with flexi mdf, which will provide the base for added landscaping detail.

Snurfen; the garage doors have recently been painted, but the house dates back to 1902. Not sure if the doors are original or not, but they're definitely pre 1930.

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Something I had not considered before...Is there a practical maximum approach angle for raised sections? It seems (sic) to me the cars will "bounce" if it is not done right.
 

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Work is still in progress, but I've now completed most of the scenery sections. The balsa pitlane buildings are also nearly complete with just a few minor details to be added at a later date.















Plenty still to do including a final coat of grey over the track, white lining the curbs and laying down the copper tape. The intention is to create 'the look' of track reminiscent of British circuits in the 1960s.

Thanks for looking.

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I've just reread my OP - I typed 1949 should have typed 1929 - so about same age. Even the runners are identical!

As 90s F1 kid mentions, the pit area development really does capture the era. Good use of balsa stock there.
 

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Hi Dave

This is fantastic!!! how long has it taken to get to this point?
it makes me feel a bit lazy ive been planning an re planning collecting parts and stuff
but at the moment they are piles of stuff in the loft

great job please tell us how you did the grass
 

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Lovely looking track - I'm a big fan of hills and gradients, they really make for more interesting racing.
 

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Wow Dave thats stunning, Pauls made a fantastic job of that table. Fed-Ex him down here, we'll feed him and send him back when he's finished my Table!!
 

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QUOTE (SplitRim @ 1 Aug 2012, 20:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Pauls made a fantastic job of that table. Fed-Ex him down here, we'll feed him and send him back when he's finished my Table!!

No chance Simon


Straight after doing dave's I started the new club track. I also have three club members hinting that I should do there home tracks


My trade is electrical/electronic engineering, maybe I missed my true calling for a career


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QUOTE (rich67 @ 1 Aug 2012, 12:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks great, what did you cover the rolled up newspaper with for the grass sections? it looks very effective.

Apologies, as I meant to include these pictures in my last post.

The rolled newspaper was covered with aluminium mesh (the finer mesh used for car body repairs) then torn strips of newspaper were laid over the top using diluted PVA. Several layers were applied followed by a mix of paper pulp and paper towel combination to create further texture. The whole area was then given a liberal coat of white emulsion mixed with PVA. Once fully dry, all sceneic areas were painted earth brown in preparation for applying the various shades of green scatter material.







Thanks.

Dave
 
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